The Art + Science of Distilling

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Learn the right way and avoid costly mistakes.

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A hands-on learning experience. Drink it all in.

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The highest proof education money can buy.

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Join a global network of world-class distillers.

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When it comes to spirits knowledge, you'll want to come here.

At Moonshine University, we take what we do seriously. Whether you’re fulfilling your grandfather’s dream or deem your taste in spirits to be missing from the market, we’ve got the experts that will get you ready for the big league. We don’t take your dream lightly, so our courses are fast paced and hands on. So pour up a glass, and get started on your mission to give the world a sip of your spirit.

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About Moonshine University

Moonshine University offers technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. Our courses are designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers. Learn from the best of the best, from distillers of the world’s most successful brands to owners and operators of the leading craft distilleries.


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Moonshine University is the exclusive education provider of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. Its KDA Board certified curriculum includes industry leading experts from KDA member companies. KDA proudly endorses the curriculum presented at Moonshine University for advancing professionalism in the distilled spirits industry and representing industry best practices.

"Excellent. I was impressed by the caliber of the speakers. You had industry leaders sharing real world experience." - Jason Oliver, Nellysford , VA

"Don't let the name fool you. The class does not take place in the remote woods of some Kentucky forest. This is a superbly professional group teaching the technical, creative, and business aspects of the spirits industry. What I learned in this [6-Day Distiller Course] class will save me 10-fold what it cost to take it." - Mark McEachran, Jr., Chicago, IL

"This was a remarkable training experience. Focused, relevant, real world. Very good facility. First rate instruction. Great attitude by the support crew. Well done." - Mike Davidson, Louisville, KY

"This is a course for hard workers. I would tell anybody who wants to become an expert in the industry to first visit Moonshine University." - Chris Foster, St Louis, MO

"Worth every penny and the plane ride for someone like me who has never touched a still before this class." - Brian Ireland, Atlantic City, NJ

"How anyone would try to enter this industry without attending this course is unimaginable." - George Simmers, Chambersburg, PA

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